Amgen Senior Associate Scientist - Process Development in Thousand Oaks, California
HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?
You’ve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.
Senior Associate Scientist - Process Development
What you will do
Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. A largely laboratory-based position with a focus on driving cutting-edge analytical support and technology development impacting process and product development teams across Amgen’s portfolio. Work cross-functionally and across R&D sites while using analytical science to help drive efficient development and scalable understanding of processes and products in Amgen’s pipeline. In this dynamic role you will plan and perform experiments, organize data and analyze results as a part of Amgen’s Product and Reagent Attributes team.
Lead analytical method development, qualification, validation, transferring & troubleshooting HPLC/Ion Chromatography with Conductivity detection (IC-CD)/LC-MS/ICP-MS methods for impurities, formulation excipients, process reagents, raw materials, and/or catalysis metals & counter ions.
Design, monitor/conduct, and interpret laboratory experiments with minimal oversight of supervisor
Perform data analysis, interpret, integrate & communicate results into the context of a project
Solve scientific problems at the project level and recommend decisions regarding scientific-related issues
Author complex technical documents, reports, presentations, regulatory documents, invention disclosure submissions and/or patents clearly and concisely with minimal revision
Perform development sample analysis for process development
Perform testing following cGMP requirements for release and stability studies of drug substance and drug product
Perform basic instrument maintenance and basic trouble-shooting
Document, review results and maintain electronic laboratory notebooks
Author, review and data verify technical documents, and presentations
Keep updated with instrument automation/software systems, and other scientific and document systems required for the role
Interact with drug substance, drug product and other clients for project needs, and communicating progress
Provide training to other staff members in expertise areas
Participate in method transfer and method trouble shooting at external testing labs, including reviewing data and report from external partners
Work and adapt in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
Follow good lab citizenship and contribute to maintaining a safe work environment
What we expect of you
We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dynamic professional we seek is a collaborative partner with these qualifications.
Master’s degree and 3 years of Scientific experience OR
Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Scientific experience
Advanced degree in Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Engineering & 3+ years of pharmaceutical or biotech industry experience OR
Bachelor’s degree in Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Engineering & 5+ years of pharmaceutical or biotech industry experience
Broad expertise in various analytical methodologies
Extensive experience and comprehensive theoretical understanding of IC-CD and/or ICP-MS
Experienced in GMP testing for release and stability; good understanding of GMP compliance
Effective and independent problem solving abilities, and possess strong verbal and written communication skills
Effective communication skills for interactions with laboratory scientists, project managers and colleagues from numerous functions serving on multi-disciplinary project teams.
Knowledge of analytical chemistry and multiple bioanalytical techniques for characterizing samples.
Ability to review data and write technical reports to meet regulatory requirements
Ability to collaborate and work effectively in teams
Some of the vast rewards of working here
As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.
Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey
A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
Generous Total Rewards Plan—comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits—with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor
for a career that defies imagination
Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.
If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.
Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.
As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.
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